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be collapsing. greta kreuz is live at headquarters to tell us why. >> it is because of how they planned to pay for it. we just got word the chief financial officer is hoping to get a letter to michelle rhee analyzing the funds in question. there appear to be very serious troubles. >> he says the proposed new teacher context will not -- contract will not fly. $21foundation's chipping in million have strings attached. students must make specific annual test score improvements. they have to come up with another $29 million after a deficit turned into a surplus and then back into a deficit in the course i never believed the money would be there. there have been so many lies about the funding. >> she is an english teacher. like many, she is tired of the emotional roller coaster. >> as a public servant, i do not want my paycheck to come from a private source. a private source can have influence. >> michelle rhee is not commenting. the mayor issued a statement that it was my understanding that there will honor the funding. >> we are not exactly sure what that means but we should get some answers tomo
and maryland. they come at all hours of denied but nobody is on the other end. greta kreuz is telling us what this is all about in the course a lot of calls in arlington but also, in mclean, bethesda and prince george's county. it is called spoffing. somebody steals the and uses it to harass complete strangers. [phone ringing] this last week, the phones have been digging at odd hours to in arlington. >> 2:00 a.m., 4:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m., all night. >> there were at first frightened and then anchored by a barrage of mysterious calls. >> it makes me mad that they're able to do it. it is not a telemarketer. nobody says anything. when you try to read dial -- redial, you cannot get through. they say an unknown entity fraudulently took the number, saying they are hijacking it. they say they have blocked the number from the network and is contacting providers in washington area and urging them to do likewise. the nuisance calls have led the nuisance calls have led blogs to blow up with angry posts. the largest local carrier told me that there are working hard to block this 307 number from its network
is apologizing for giving a letter of commendation to one local group. greta kreuz is like to explain. >> he says it is a big mistake. the group is parents and friends of ex-gays and gays. everybody is mad at the mayor. this a did a good appreciation is prominently displayed. -- the certificate of appreciation is prominently displayed on their website. it was in recognition of outstanding contributions as the director of the group. >> it should not have happened. we apologize. >> he said a staff member made a mistake in sending the letter. the activists and says there is no such thing -- insist there is no such thing as an ex-gay. >> he needs to do more than apologize. he needs to condemn the organization. >> there is no evidence that people are going gay. this man is married and has a child after living 15 years as a gay. he is also angered by the purveyors actions -- he is also angered by the mayor's actions. >> we are just outraged by this. >> some are not saying anything about rescinding the commendation. >> i will not rule that out. >> i spoke by phone with one woman who was angry. the city
today -- right greta? >> you can probably see the band gearing up behind me. the census bureau is holding an event from 4:00 to 8:00, trying to get the message out. it is census day. 57% of people in virginia have mailed their firms in. 54% in maryland. only 47% in d.c. -- there is still a long way to go. at freedom plaza, there were drumming away and giving away the message today. mail back those 2010 census forms now. >> this is not april fool's day. this is no joke, people. this is census day. >> it is a quick and easy form -- 10 questions, 10 minutes. this will determine how legislative redistricts will be -- legislative districts will be redrawn. >> my family sent it the same day we got it. >> was it hard? >> it was pretty simple. >> do you know where in your house it is? >> on my dresser. i will turn it into day. >> earlier this morning, it was a chilly ball. people could drop off census forms and pick up freebies for doing so. >> you put it aside. pick that form up. it will take you a few minutes. >> for every% increase in the mail back response rate, the bureau saves ta
, greta kreuz, abc 7 news. >>> that is all for abc 7 news at 5:00. at 6:00 -- >> no new taxes. a panel on tax day, people from around the country converged on d.c. coming up, who the t partiers are. a volcanic eruptions and iceland. >>> for a lot of americans, income tax day is the perfect day for a tea party. >> many came to the nation's capital not to see the sights but to protest what they called big government. suzanne kennedy is live on the national mall with more. >> it has been a full day of demonstrations and rallies, brought on
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